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Patients treated with perioperative beta blocker at greater risk of stroke one year post-surgery

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eMediNexus    18 March 2018

During the 12 months after undergoing noncardiac surgery, patients with or at risk for heart disease who were treated with the beta blocker metoprolol for 30 days were less likely than patients who received a placebo to have a heart attack, but more likely to die or have a stroke, according to research presented March 12, 2018 at the American College of Cardiologys 67th Annual Scientific Session.

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